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Recent News - (Updated December 5, 2014)


SPECIAL MENTION: 1947 "Time Magazine" article featuring a blind woman and her seeing-eye cat, Baby, a white Persian kitty. Click on the link below to read the article.


April 2014 -

TAZO, the EMRO "Cat Founder" - R.I.P.

Tazo, the silver Egyptian Mau adopted in Canada by the EMRO Founders, and who prompted the founding of the EMRO Shelter in Cairo, Egypt, passed away during the last two weeks of April 2014 of chronic Pancreatitis. He was 14 years old. After the Founders adopted him, they went about seeking a companion for him. However, when they were unable to locate another Egyptian Mau, and saw just how poorly Egyptian Maus were treated in Egypt, they founded the EMRO Shelter.

Tazo resided in Burnaby, B.C., Canada in his second adopted home for 8-9 years, living the good life with his loving Guardians and his buddy, Bailey (see pictures below). Although he was on a special diet for many years, the chronic Pancreatitis took its toll, and he faded quickly.

All of us at EMRO, as well as Friend's and Volunteers, are saddened by this kitty's passing. However, we are joyful that the love and caring of one little cat established a place to provide shelter, medical treatment, and to make Life better for cats in Cairo, as well as to preserve the famous Egyptian Mau. We celebrate what the love of a single animal can do to help drive a person to create a new place where Life can be improved for so many.

Thank you, Tazo, and Thank You Founders/Volunteers/ Friends of EMRO for helping us remember and celebrate an event which makes this world a better place for both people and animals.

Below: Tazo after first being adopted; Tazo and buddy, Bailey, shortly before Tazo's passing in April 2014.

Tazo, when first adoptedTazo and buddy, Bailey, 043014



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November 4, 2013 -

Dr. Ismail Elkholy, Co-Founder of EMRO, passed away on November 4, 2013 in Richmond, B.C., Canada of terminal thymic cancer. He was 67. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Gloria Lauris, and his 20 year old son, Alexander (Ali). Click here to view full obituary.


May 5, 2011 -Choc Cat

EMRO awarded a $2,000 U.S. Grant by SPCA International! Click below on "2011-2012" year, for the entire (archived) article.


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EMRO has been listed for free in Yellow Pages Egypt (both phone book & website) with a set of beautiful advertisements that will hopefully increase our popularity by leaps and bounds. You can see two of the attractive designs below. If you place your mouse on the image below without clicking on it, you can view the second layout in red. Of course, Yellow Pages Egypt have also been added to our Sponsors & Supporters page.

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